Events - Training
Partial Equilibrium Training, September 25–29, 2017, Lilongwe, Malawi
The course includes hands-on application in partial equilibrium modelling and tools to faculty staff members and representatives of the ministry in order to increase exposure to this type of modelling and policy analysis.
Since 2015 Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy (FSP) has supported a training and capacity building initiative within the Regional Network of Agricultural Policy Research Institutes’ (ReNAPRI). Researchers from the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri and the Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy (BFAP) at the University of Pretoria have led short, 5-day courses in partial equilibrium modelling for policy analysis in Morogoro, Tanzania in 2015, and in Maputo, Mozambique in 2016. The same team will led the upcoming Lilongwe training session.
Myanmar Aquaculture-Agriculture Survey: Results and Dissemination Workshop, June 30, 2017, Yangon, Myanmar
This workshop presented the results from a detailed study of aquaculture, agriculture and the rural economy in 40 villages in four townships in Yangon and Ayeyawaddy Regions. These results come to help with decision and the policy making process.
Media Training: “Journalism Ethics in Agriculture: Avoiding Fake News.” June 19–22, 2017, Sunbird Livingstonia Beach, Salima
In an effort to improve the quality of journalism and reporting of agricultural issues in Malawi, the Ministry of Agriculture Irrigation and Water Development (MoAIWD) offered another training workshop through the New Alliance Policy Acceleration Support (NAPAS) project: “Journalism Ethics in Agriculture: Avoiding Fake News.”
Initial Steps in Implementation of the Malawi Land Laws: Implications for Commercial Agriculture. May 8, Lilongwe, Malawi
This symposium will constitute a dialogue on the newly adopted Land Laws and what they entail for agriculture development in Malawi. The symposium will also provide information on the status of several New Alliance commitments that are related to land: 1) Identify land in phases, suitable for large scale commercial agriculture (10,000 ha/year from 2013) every year; 2) Enactment of the new Land Bill into law (which happened but now remains to be disseminated and implemented); 3) Introduction of agricultural zoning based on priority crops and growth.
A workshop to improve data presentation and interpretation for policy analysis
Socialization and Capacity Building Workshop for Local Government Authorities, March 24–29, Morogoro, Tanzania
Tanzania is set for the second phase of the Agricultural Sector Development Program (ASDP 2), which will guide investment in the sector over the next ten years. FSP ASPIRES has partnered with two Government of Tanzania Ministries (MALF and PO-RALG) and three USAID implementing institutions (Africa Lead, AGRA, and PS3) to support ASDP 2 initiatives through workshops. The next one is taking place in Morogoro, March 24–29.
The Summit focused on climate change adaptation and mitigation in relation to agriculture and food security. High profile personalities, policy makers and scientists from Zambia, the Region, and the international community met to learn and share research findings, highlight promising response strategies, and identify unresolved issues for future research and implementation. Summit Report.
How to improve data presentation and interpretation for policy analysis
Agriculture plays an important role in Tanzania’s economy, employing over 75 percent of the country’s workforce and accounting for 25 percent of the national Gross Domestic Product (GDP). However, existing challenges hinder the agriculture sector from reaching its fullest potential. These issues need to be addressed to create an enabling environment for an inclusive, broad-based, and sustained agricultural sector growth. The conference proposed solutions and explored agro-processing opportunities toward greater economic development.
Faculty and young researchers were trained on the application of value chain concepts and analysis to Nigerian agriculture.